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Lance Armstrong compared himself to Lord Voldemort

Despite what you may be thinking, Lord Voldemort, the evil wizard from the Harry Potter series, isn't set to have a new storyline in which he admits to taking performance enhancing drugs.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France medals in 2012 after a doping scandal, compared himself to the Harry Potter villain who is so awful that characters prefer to refer to him as He Who Must Not Be Named:

"I'm that guy everybody wants to pretend never lived," he says. "Who's that character in Harry Potter they can't talk about? Voldemort? It's like that on every level. If you watch the Tour on American TV, if you read about it, it's as if you can't mention [me]." [The Telegraph]

The profile also delves into the $100 million whistleblower lawsuit against him, a suit which Armstrong fears could ruin him financially. Read the interview in full at The Telegraph.